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Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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    What to Expect
    You leave Rio at 9:00am and head towards the mountains to visit the Imperial City (Petrópolis). It is a beautiful 90-minute drive via Serra dos Órgãos. As soon as you enter the city, you spot Quitandinha, a former casino. Stop here to see its beautiful gardens and luxurious interior.

    During your private tour, visit the main attractions Petrópolis has to offer such as the Imperial Museum, which was the former summer palace of Pedro II, Brazil's second emperor. Here you will walk by tapestries, antique furniture, jewels, and see the imperial crown with over 600 diamonds and 77 pearls, weighing nearly four pounds (1.7 kg).

    After lunch it is time to admire the Gothic architecture of St Peter of Alcantara Cathedral and visit the tombstones of Brazil's last emperor, Pedro II and his family. The Crystal Palace comes next. Built in France and presented to Princess Isabel by her husband Count D'Eu, it is an impressive building. At this point you can also visit Santos Dumont's house. Very well-known in Brazil, Dumont was a famous inventor responsible got, among other things, the zeppelins with gasoline engines and one of the first flights in an airplane.

    You will also have some free time to visit the famous Rua Teresa (Teresa Street), famous for its shopping.

    Because you are taking a private tour you can allocate your time accordingly. If you would like to spend more time at any specific attraction on the itinerary, you may and it is at your discretion. Tour concludes in your hotel in Rio about 5:00pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pickups at any hotel in Rio de Janeiro South Zone. Places like Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, etc.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Private vehicle
    • Private driver/guide
    • Comfortable vehicle for up to 4 people
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • All the entrance fees
    • Bottled water
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center
    • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
    • Entry/Admission - Imperial Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Crystal Palace
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great private tour with Flavio. He is knowledgeable and outgoing and will tailor any tour to your interests. Flavio easily ranks as one of the best guides we ever had. I would not book anyone else.
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    Response from FlavioNZ, Owner at Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro
    Responded 4 Aug 2019
    We had indeed a great time visiting Petropolis! Was a pleasure to have you on the tour. Many thanks for the lovely review here on TA.
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    Flavio was a joy to spend time with. He is knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a wonderful experience. I wish he could guide us throughout Brazil!
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    Response from FlavioNZBR, Proprietário at Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro
    Responded 4 Aug 2018
    Many thanks for the lovely review here on TA. We did spent a fantastic day visiting the main attractions in Petrópolis. Hope you've had a safe trip back home. All the best!
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